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  • 48 References 32 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • doing research on Yang–Mills gauge theories
  • physics
  • From Belgium, mostly. Some of Burundi as well...
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

I am living in Đà Nẵng with my wife Quyên and our infant son Hapi. I work as a researcher in theoretical physics. After having lived and worked in Belgium, Spain, and Brazil, I decided that I prefer Vietnam. I play the classical guitar in much of my free time, the remainder is taken up by reading. I'm calm and quiet, more of a listener than a talker.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Surfing with and hosting some of the most wonderful people of the world. Can only hope for more...

So far I hosted:
in Ghent, Belgium: Thibault and his friend; Martin
in Valencia, Spain: Santa and Leo; Luisa and Anja; Vina and Gloria; Chris and Wyatt; Ben and Anita; Monika and Tom; Teresa; Sarah and David; Léo (saved from sleeping under a bridge together with another random guy); Sylvie and Hervé; Allison (saved from sleeping under a bridge or in a nightclub)
in Danang, Vietnam: Julia and Igor; Tijo and Haky; Jorge and Jodi (through BeWelcome); Daniel and Rosa

I have surfed with:
Diego in Brasília, Brazil; Johan in Valencia, Spain; Morgan and Anna in Bilbao, Spain; Regina and her son in Grenada, Spain; Efren in Barcelona, Spain; Nuria and Maxim in Barcelona, Spain; Minh and Vinh in Vinh, Vietnam; Erica in Hong Kong; Pauan in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (over a week); Djalma in Recife, Brazil; Phúc in Danang, Vietnam (about a week); Hoài in Hội An, Vietnam; Hiếu in Hanoi, Vietnam; Arielle in Singapore; Diện in Hanoi, Vietnam

Interests

  • books
  • reading
  • music
  • guitar
  • languages
  • physics

Music, Movies, and Books

books: "The Three Worlds" cycle by Ian Irvine, "Night's Dawn" trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton, "Kringe in 'n bos" by Dalene Matthee, "Tiếng dương cầm" by Phương Lan, "Tôi là Bêtô" by Nguyễn Nhậ­t Ánh
music (listening): Gia Đình Bá Phổ, Värttinä, Joaquín Rodrigo, Youssou N'Dour
music (playing): Francisco Tárrega, Joaquín Rodrigo, Mauro Giuliani, Fernando Sor
movies: The Piano, anything remotely Vietnamese

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

holidays in Vietnam: the Couchsurfing experience without Couchsurfing

Teach, Learn, Share

I can explain how to compute non-perturbative effects in Yang–Mills theory using path integrals and Schwinger–Dyson equations, in the case anyone is interested... :-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Brazil, Burundi, Spain, Viet Nam

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